Strawberry season is slowly coming to an end. I really hope that you’ve enjoyed these juicy beauties fresh and in many delicious recipes. Luckily, there is a simple way to enjoy fresh strawberries throughout the year. I am going to show you a simple tutorial on how to freeze strawberries while they’re at their best, so you can use them in all kinds of different recipes whenever you want.
My mom has a friend who has a big strawberry field. She doesn’t use any type of pesticides on them. That is why we like to buy strawberries from her. When comparing the prices in the stores, these are almost the cheapest. Especially if we are willing to come and pick them by ourselves (YES, Ma’am!). No really, we get them for like $1 per pound (or $2 per kilogram)! Woot, woot!
Of course, we could find them cheaper, but nothing can compare with the fact that you can choose and pick them by yourself! Am I right?
When buying the strawberries, I like to get them in larger quantities. That means a little bit to eat while they’re fresh, and the rest to freeze or make a strawberry jam. I like freezing them whole and cut into cubes, and I am going to show you how I do that. Frozen strawberries are perfect for smoothies, pancakes, muffins … YOU NAME IT!
Here is a step by step guide on how to freeze strawberries
First, you need to wash the strawberries, remove stems and pat them dry.
Then, to freeze the whole strawberries, all you have to do now is put them in the zip-lock bag, seal and place the bag in the freezer. They won’t stick if they are dry before freezing.
And that’s it! You have PERFECT whole strawberries frozen, waiting to be used in smoothies, cocktails, lemonades etc.
Now let’s get onto freezing the cut strawberries
Cut strawberries into cubes and put them into a zip-lock bag. Flatten the strawberries, seal the bag and remove as much air as possible. Place bag in the freezer and you’re done! Now you can use them in ice cream, pancakes, muffins and so on. Just be creative!
NOTE: Once frozen, the strawberries won’t have the same texture or shape when thawed. That is why you need to use them in baking, smoothies or cocktails.
Do you have some special recipe for using frozen strawberries? Is there a recipe you would like me to share with you? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
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